14:45 Huntingdon Tue 16 October 2018

  • Alconbury Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 3f 137y, Good
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£4,094.002nd£1,202.003rd£601.004th£301.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 41.2sOff time:14:46:01
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1
511-0OR:
1/2

Displayed a game attitude but arguably fortunate to notch a second bumper win at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) in April; bred for a future over hurdles (dam a 3m winner), and this is far from the most taxing starting point.

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2
511-0OR:
28/1

€70,000 3yo; difficult to draw too many positives from his two runs in bumpers, including over an extended 1m5f here (soft) in January, but possibly stronger physically for the break now switched to hurdles (debut).

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3
511-0OR: 123
11/2

£45,000 4yo; has plenty of hurdles experience, easily producing his best effort when a 50/1 runner up at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in April (Stylish Moment third); today's conditions are fine for seasonal return.

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4
511-0OR:
33/1

Showed a degree of promise in his first two starts in bumpers (form respectable), but disappointing at Hereford in April (form also given a knock at Hexham on Saturday); more to find on hurdles debut.

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5
411-0OR:
100/1

Eight-race Flat maiden (49-rated); well beaten fourth in a 1m3f+ Lingfield claimer latest; highly unlikely to be competitive on hurdles debut.

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6
511-0OR: 118
10/1

Placed in three of his starts to date, including twice over hurdles; however, he finished 11L behind the second placed Cotswold Way at Wincanton in April (2m4f, good to soft), so must find extra if to reverse those placings.

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7
510-7OR:
7/1

Headed on the line when finishing runner up for the second time at (2m AW Kempton) in March, and far from disgraced beaten only 4L in a mares bumper at Cheltenham (2m+) in April; respected on hurdles/seasonal debut.

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Last Year's Winner

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El Presente410-1212/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass

Betting

Forecast

Before Midnight (1/2), Cotswold Way (11/2), Moody Maggie (7/1), Stylish Moment (10/1), Celtic Joy (28/1), Cydercourt (33/1), Light Gunner (100/1)

Verdict

A small field, and perhaps not the deepest of races in terms of quality, but also not the easiest to solve either. Cotswold Way and Stylish Moment have previous hurdling experience, filling the frame behind the easy winner Blu Cavalier at Wincanton in April, with the Philip Hobbs-trained runner showing marked improvement on that occasion. However, a couple of those experiencing hurdles for the first-time are interesting, with both Moody Maggie and BEFORE MIDNIGHT expected to shape well. The selection is bred for hurdling (dam was a 3m winner), and with a game attitude to boot should prove well suited by this step up in trip from bumpers.
  1. Before Midnight
  2. Cotswold Way
  3. Moody Maggie

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